John W. Toland and his wife, Marguerite, founded the Toland Funeral Home on the corner of Slingluff Ave. and Walnut St. in 1929. He had been employed by the Boyd Furniture and Funeral Company in Dover.
In 1935, they purchased the Toomey home at the funeral home's current location at 803 N. Wooster Ave. in Dover. Richard Herzig of Dover married John and Marguerite's daughter, Marilyn and joined the business in 1950.
Dick & Marilyn
The funeral home became known as the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home. Richard and Marilyn started their family with two children, John and Peggy. After graduating from college, John Herzig joined his father and grandfather in the business in 1975. John Herzig married Joyce (Dallau) Herzig and in 1976, Toland-Herzig acquired the former Steffe Funeral Home in Strasburg. John and Joyce have three children, Trevor, Troy, and Tricia and two grandchildren. Since it's inception in 1935, the Dover funeral home has undergone four major expansions. The Strasburg location was also completely renovated and remodeled.
In 1999, Toland-Herzig acquired the former Friendly's Restaurant on the Boulevard in Dover and completely refurbished the facility into the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. The center is the Tuscarawas Valley's premier gathering place having already hosted events ranging from weddings and receptions, family reunions and parties, to corporate outings, community information seminars and civic-minded activities by groups such as the Red Cross and Hospice of Tuscarawas County.
John & Joyce Herzig
Tricia & Joel
On July 2, 2002, the Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes expanded again, by the acquisition of the Naylor Funeral Home in New Philadelphia.
Following it's purchase, the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home in New Philadelphia went through a complete ten month renovation and opened in May, 2003. Maintaining the charm and character of the existing building, the New Philadelphia location is also equipped with a state of the art audio visual sytem that maximizes the use of Toland-Herzig's signature memorial tribute videos.
The Original Funeral Home